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Right City, Wrong World

One interesting aspect to Philip Jose Farmer’s A Barnstormer in Oz is his indication that the human inhabitants of Oz are descended from people who arrived there from our world, mostly Goths but also Celts and Native Americans. This sort … Continue reading

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Big Apes and the Big Apple

I’ve questioned before whether it’s still canonical that Mario and Luigi are from Brooklyn, as media related to the games frequently stated prior to Yoshi’s Island, and sometimes still do today. That game apparently puts the kibosh on their having … Continue reading

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Hey Nude

It’s been in the news recently that some topless women in Times Square, who pose for pictures with tourists in exchange for money, are causing a lot of consternation. I find it rather depressing that this is still such an … Continue reading

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The Upper Crust Is for Pies

Beth recently told me that she was reading an article on the gentrification of Harlem, and how they didn’t start getting timely trash pickup until rich white people starting moving in. It seems to me that, if it’s a public … Continue reading

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Finding Megaland

I’ve written about Mega Man’s amazing world of robots at least twice before, but I think it might be time to return to the Blue Bomber and his compatriots. Today, I focus on the setting of the games. As has … Continue reading

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